India Sees FDI Increase 43 Percent in April

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Jun. 21 – Indian foreign direct investment in April grew at a rate of 43 percent year-on-year, up from US$2.17 billion in 2010 to US$3.12 billion this year.

The statistics show a global economic recovery, particularly in European regions. Mauritius, Singapore, the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Japan, Germany and the United Arab Emirates were the major investors in India.

In particular, the highest investments for the month came from Singapore (US$1.17 billion), followed by Mauritius (US$976 million), Japan (US$235 million), France (US$220) and Cyprus (US$170 million).

India’s services sector was the leading sector in terms of FDI with the overall monthly statistics as follows:

  • Services (US$658 million)
  • Construction activities (US$311 million)
  • Power (US$256 million)
  • Computers and hardware (US$96 million)
  • Telecommunications (US$46 million)
  • Housing and real estate (US$38 million)

To encourage FDI into India, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has initiated new steps, including the consolidation of all related rules and regulations, into a single document. DIPP had already permitted Indian companies to issue equity against the import of capital goods and liberalized the setting for foreign investment for production and development of seeds.

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